Monday, 13 July 2015

What Does the Ancient Alien Theory Suggest About Extraterrestrial Life?

What Does the Ancient Alien Theory Suggest About Extraterrestrial Life? What Does the Ancient Alien Theory Suggest About Extraterrestrial Life?
By John C Peden
The concept of an ancient alien life form is easy to understand. The theory of ancient aliens states that humans and life on Earth was influenced, thousands of years ago, by a group of extraterrestrial life forms that visited Earth in the past. These ancient aliens were directly involved in the evolution of primates, specifically humans and it has been suggested that this evolutionary process was accomplished through the use of genetic engineering (using alien technology), cross-breeding (with the alien life forms) or a combination of the two. This evolutionary process that took mankind from primates to homo sapiens ultimately gave rise to the development of human culture, technologies, religion and intellectual enlightenment.
The theory of ancient aliens playing a role in the development of modern man first became public in a publication by Erich von D�niken entitled Chariots of the Gods, in 1968. However, the concept has been in existence since the 19th century and a common variant of ancient alien-human interaction is that all gods, deities and higher-beings (including angels and demons) are in fact extraterrestrial life forms, whose advanced technologies were explained by the people of the time as evidence of divinity.
The ancient alien concept is closely related to the religious practice of 'cargo cult'. Cargo cult can be observed in modern-day societies that remain pre-industrial and during World War II, when indigenous people came into contact with soldiers and their advanced equipment (like tanks, guns and airplanes), attempts to obtain wealth through religious and/or religious practices became common. Religion and worship of one or more Gods is explained by the ancient alien theory by stating that these extraterrestrials intentionally convinced mankind that they and their race were Gods or God-like. This in turn created religion and allowed people to evolve more efficiently.
Statistically, based on the current age of the Universe and its innumerable stars, if the Earth is a typical planet then extraterrestrial life should not be uncommon. As a result, alien encounters would be statistically likely to occur and the lack of certified, authentic encounters would be quite inexplicable. This gave rise to the 'zoo theory' of extraterrestrial life which likens alien life forms to zoo keepers who prefer to observe simpler life forms as oppose to exert an excessive amount of influence or control over them so as to properly observe their natural behavior. The 'zoo theory' adheres to the hypothesis that the Earth and its life forms are being secretly observed through the use of monitoring equipment present on Earth or in our Solar System.
An unpublished manuscript from Charles Fort, written in 1915 put forward the idea of extraterrestrial life forms controlling human life on Earth. Fort ultimately destroyed the manuscript but a single surviving quote states that "The Earth is a farm...we are someone else's property."
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